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Box (ko-bako) for the Incense Game in shape of two intersecting books
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Box (ko-bako) for the Incense Game in shape of two intersecting books


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Description A gold lacquer ko-bako in the shape of two intersecting "books", one open and the other closed. Open "book" decorated with camellias (tsubaki), a winding stream, and a kingfisher; closed book with pine twigs, cloud layers, and an inscription in a cartouche (title) {flowers amd birds, wind and moon}; exterior sides of lid and box with hanabishi design Design in hiramakie in gold with sections in togidashi; background of fundame in gold; exterior sides of box with fundame in gold; interior and bottom with yasuriko-nashiji
Exhibitions
  • Japanese Lacquers. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Inscriptions kacho fugetsu
Credit Acquired before 1931

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Period
early 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
Gold lacquer
(Lacquer & Inlay)
Accession Number
67.64
Measurements
H: 1 15/16 × W: 5 3/8 × D: 2 15/16 in. (4.9 × 13.7 × 7.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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